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Free Speech Political Correctness

ACLU Defends Protest of Destruction of Robert E Lee Memorial; Left Loses Their Minds!

Written by Joe Scudder

The ACLU and the Rutherford Institute are defending those who want to protest at the Robert E Lee Memorial.

I think it’s regrettable that the city council has ordered the removal of the Robert E Lee Memorial not least because their extremism makes people like Richard Spencer look reasonable. Think of it, before the cultural Marxists gained influence in Charlottesville, there were thousands of peaceful, loving people in the area who never thought about listening to a white separatist. Then they wake up one day to find they are subject to a revisionist regime that plans to dump the Robert E Lee memorial down a memory hole. What architectural acts of vandalism will follow? The prospects are limitless.

Suddenly, thanks to Charlottesville’s intolerant act of aggression, Richard Spencer has a larger audience.

Naturally, after deciding to destroy the Robert E Lee Memorial the city council next did all it could to cancel the free speech rights of Americans.

The mainstream media acts as if the only people who are going to show up to protest the destruction of the Robert E Lee memorial are white nationalists: “Charlottesville readies for a white nationalist rally on Saturday.

For the second time in six weeks, Charlottesville is bracing for a protest of its decision earlier this year to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a downtown park. White nationalists, white supremacists and members of alt-right groups will gather in the city Saturday at noon for the Unite the Right rally to voice opposition to the decision and assert itself as a movement.

The planned event — and one held July 8 by the Ku Klux Klan for the same purpose — has sparked fierce opposition in this town of close to 50,000. Large counter-demonstrations are planned by a collection of faith-based groups, civil rights organizations, local businesses and faculty and students at the University of Virginia, which is located in the city.

The convergence of potentially thousands of protesters and counter-demonstrators has left many city leaders, residents and business owners worried about possible violence and property damage in the typically tranquil community.

It is interesting what happened when the ACLU, along with the Rutherford Institute and others, announced they were defending the Unite the Right rally in court. Leftist took to Twitter.

A city cancelling people’s First Amendment rights is no problem to many on the Left.

Read the full Washington Post story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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